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570 will handle things like AA/Tessalation slightly better than the 480. Plus the 570 Gf110 has a better and newer architecture than 480 Gf100. Might be just a little more stable and predictable when overclocking.

And do you really want the extra noise/temps if you can avoid it???

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Your welcome, Enjoy it. Make sure you completely remove anything ATi video card related. Then do a clean sweep and install that baby in there. Next try Bad Company 2 or Metro 2033 all maxxed out but turn off DOF for metro as its not worth the FPS it kills.

Its gaming nirvana

Also sell that 6870 and fill out the rest of the computer specs...What monitor, Case do you have? Make sure your cooling is good. Get familiar with overclocking the GTX 480. Its not very hard and I hope you dont care about fan noise. I just turn the speakers louder
Yeah, my 6870 is on eBay atm, I'm selling it to put the money towards a 480 now, I have a CoolerMaster Storm Scout case is all fan's filled, it stays about 22C inside.

Just thinking about getting the 480 makes me drool! lol, especially seeing the Cuda water tesselation on youtube, and the barrel explosions with physx on Crysis
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The PSU is fine really. And I would prefer any non Reference design for better cooling.
    
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The gtx 480 has more shaders/cores etc. Plus running cooler only matters if your case doesnt have good cooling. Power only matters if you care about the extra wattage. The gtx 480 has more memory so in Sli its perfect etc...Any more questions?
480 = 570 in terms of cores/shaders (both have 480 cores).

480 has a little more vram and memory bandwidth, 570 has full fp16/64-bit texture filtering capability and better z-culling algorithm, along w/putting out less heat and being *much* quieter.

If it was me and prices were close, I'd get a 570. But 480's still a great card, it's just hot and loud.

@OP your PSU is totally fine, and Crysis doesn't use PhysX
    
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